quite often i find myself shooting weddings at one of the many local vineyards niagara gegion has to offer.
on September 21, 2012 i found myself at hernder estate wines in st catharines. a vineyard is such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding; not only does it offer incredible scenery, but the symbolism of the setting is something that always brings a tear to my eye.
as i look out at the beautiful fields full of grape vines i am humbled by how lucky i am to share in this special day. a grape vine is nothing more than the simplest beginning of what will one day be a fine merlot. stephanie and justin are celebrating the simplest beginning of two lives becoming one. this is the start of their marriage, their committment to one another and the first step on a long journey. while they aren't on a path to a shelf in our local LCBO they are about to take on more tears, more laughs and more love that they will experience together.
we often toast an occasion with a glass of wine. we pour ourselves a glass after a hard day. we enjoy a glass with good friends while catching up on lost time.
the vineyard is truly the beginning of many long walks through this crazy thing we call life. next time you enjoy a glass think of how it made it's way to you and how we are not that different than the grape that took that first step.
thank you stephanie and justin for letting me in. here's to a beautiful future together on your journey to becoming one of niagara's finest couples, much like the fine glass of wine that started it all.